Sunday Ride: Sunday Adventure Rides of 2016
Our Sunday Ride to The Back of the Dragon was Great!! With 21 pilots on the ride, on & off, we had one hell of an exciting train blowing through the Valley and up and over the Mountains as we took many riders to the Tazewell to Marion stretch of Route 16 deemed “The Back of the Dragon”!! Thank goodness for some excellent support from our friends of Frontline who live in that area, better on that road, so they gave us a run for our money down while heading north from the 42/16 intersection towards Tazewell, all this was achieved by Chris on a GSA with TKC80 knobbies on his BMW. A true testiment to the tire technology and suspension technology of the Continental Tires and BMW Motorcycles. Molly, my wife, came with me and we were the only two-up couple, but that was nice as I did cheat with a little extra motorcycle than I usually ride on a Sunday Ride, the amazing S1000XR…oh my goodness…..if the world was all asphalt we would be deeming this the best bike ever. I was corrected by three of my customers, on GSA’s that I had recently sold them, that I told them the GSA was the best bike ever made, which once you let the adrenaline slow in your veins you realize that in the big picture the GS/GSA is still the most universal weapon ever produced, the XR just has more jazz on the streets with it’s smooth, linear, in-line four cylinder with all the amenities you could ever dream of needing on a motorcycle. And the fact that the machine coupled with DDC and Gear-Shift Assist Pro makes me smile and giggle uncontrollably in my helmet from the tones she emits, but the control of throwing a two-up ridden machine into corners, hard on the brakes, and then hard on the gas and the S1000XR was stable without tossing Molly around or even feeling like it was unstable in corners, entering, apexing or exiting!!!
Back to the ride itself. We headed out of Salem on 81 South, that way we could knock out some miles and get to our destination a little faster, we were excited, then we hit 100 in Dublin and carried that over until 42 West. We stayed on 42 until we got to Big Walker Lookout for a quick photo op and regroup. We then finished out 42 to the 16 intersection where we met up with four other pilots that wanted to show us their stompin’ grounds. We headed towards Tazewell and stopped for fuel at a nice little fuel station before heading south again back to Marion for lunch. The Wolf BBQ joint accommodated us easily and had quick food service. The rest of the ride will only be memories for the attendees as we had some crazy experiences that I cannot discuss in a newsletter, should’ve been there guys, we will remember those moments for a lifetime.
1003 Electric Rd.
Salem, VA 24153
***Don’t forget that we are doing dual sport and adventure touring riding events the first Sunday of every month, Street Rides the third Sunday of every month. Let’s get those GS and Tiger machines dirty!!!!!!!****
Nate’s Bike Review: 2016 Triumph Bonneville T-120
2016 Triumph Bonneville T-120…I’m going to start with what I don’t like, the turn signal cancellation button…that is all!!
This is an incredibly smooth motorcycle with many upgrades that smooth this machine out, if that is what you are looking for, compared to the predecessor T-100. The addition of ABS, Traction Control, Fuel Gauge, Gear Indicator, the New High Torque Motor, and my favorite…the 18″ Front Wheel. The ABS gives us that extra blanket of security that we might desire, while the traction control does the same, I luckily haven’t had to utilize it to see how reactive it is. I did get to use it on the Street Twin and it let me slip a little bit more than I wanted to.In all fairness, I was on a pretty intense lean angle and the tire diameter changes at that point!! The 270 firing order of the water-cooled 1200 (HT High Torque Motor) has plenty of power through out the RPM range but for the HT motor, I expected a little bit more lugging capacity, but the only time we need that capacity is when we are riding the motorcycle wrong, and my customers don’t do that, do they!!? The lighting has been tremendously improved over the predecessor models and the LED accenting adds a little sex appeal, especially when coupled with the Triumph Symbol embellishment over the bulb, turn the high beams on and be prepared to really see at night. Basic knowledge is easily obtainable and visible with the (i) information button on the left handlebar, see attached link to watch brief demo of instrumentation. There are so many small touches that are not quickly noticed, even though you can tell there is something different, the biggest one for me was the cleanliness of the wiring hoses/lines. Everything is so clean, there were no wires exposed, you can barely even see the front brake lines the way they curved between the forks! But now to my favorite part….the 18” front wheel, why is my favorite part? It really sets the bike apart from the 19” wheels found on the T-100 with a way more athletlic feeling, it transitions soo seamless on those Pirelli Phantom tires (that also look so classic and old school).
Overall they kept the same welcoming machine they had with TONS of technology packed into the little standard machine that never dies…the Bonneville….You’ll enjoy the new tone of the machine and the familiar feel you remember so well or have grown to love.
Link to 120:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcRCThcBgwQ
Summer Apparel Sale
That’s right, Winter Prices in the Summer Season…when you need the gear!!!
Contact our Parts Dept. or Service Dept. for more information @ (540) 387-9780.
BMW Venting Suit
Recently, Frontline Eurosports purchased a Size-Run of the BMW Venting Suit, and I took the plunge.
The suit comes in one color: Navy Blue, and the Jacket and Pants both look like Denim from a fairly short distance, but, truly, they’re almost entirely Mesh, held together by just enough Textile to keep the Mesh from unraveling, allowing air to pass through like no other suit I’ve ever worn!
Here’s an example for you: Going over Rt. 311 is a regular occurrence on Sunday Rides, and when I find myself heading down the back side of the mountain in the mornings, I’m SHIVERING!! The first time it happened, I couldn’t believe it. I had talked myself out of a long sleeved shirt because it was almost 70 degrees when I left home.
The suit WORKS!!
The Jacket has, of course, the typical zippered pockets on each side, but also a couple of interesting pockets on the front of the shoulders, which are pretty small – Good for Ear Plugs (We sell those, too – I’ll be offering up a Review of them SOON!).
The Pants are almost as open as the Jacket. The Seat, of course, has been constructed from Textile for the Rider’s protection. They carry two front pockets and two rear, and the rear are covered by a flap with a snap. The front pockets do not zip or seal in any way, but they’re positioned such that nothing can fall out while riding or walking. I’ve been carrying my normal everyday gear: House keys, car keys, money and pocket knife, and nothing has so much as threatened to jump out!
The armor in this suit is BMW’s own NPL Protectors – the “L” is for Lightweight – and it’s one of my favorite aspects of this suit. When I’m wearing it, people ask me if I’m wearing armor, usually while reaching out and touching my shoulders and elbows, which means that when I show up for dinner with family and friends, I don’t look like I’m dressed to be shot out of a cannon!
BMW designed this suit to be Fashionable enough for casual wear at any destination – It looks GREAT!! Both my wife and my Poker Buddies all complimented on it at first sight, which is more testimony of Money Well Spent – AND they built it to be Safe and Functional, using excellent ingredients and armor, leaving me feeling confident and secure while riding.
Personally, I can’t make enough recommendations about this suit! I’ve been wearing it a LOT! In fact, my poor Boulder II Jacket, bless it’s little heart, is waiting patiently in the closet for cooler weather.
Track Days: P.R.E. 6.19.16 VIR South
Time for FULL Course again at Virginia International Raceway. You know what I’ve been loving more than the track time this year? The customer participation and spectating the events we go to, they might not be on the track themselves but we are offering a great weekend getaway with awesome, fellow riders. Come on out and get some more action on the track with Frontline Eurosports as the attend another P.R.E. event and switch up the track for some more excitement. The Monday of the 15th will be Full Course and we will be pitted at the back of North course for those of you attending and those who plan to visit and spectate.
Check out the link below and check out the next opportunity for you to ride with Frontline Eurosports and Performance Riding Experience:
”See you at the Track”
2016 BMW R1200RS Prem. in Blue & White or Granite & Blk
2016 BMW F800GSA Prem.in White
2016 BMW R1200GSA Prem. in RED
2016 BMW R1200GSA Prem. in WHITE
2016 BMW R1200GSA Prem. in BLUE
2016 BMW R1200RT in Bronze or Blue and Grey
2016 BMW S1000R Prem. in Black
2016 BMW S1000XR Base Model in White
2016 BMW S1000XR Premium in Red or Granite Graphics
2016 BMW S1000RR Prem. In Black & Red or Red/White/Blue
2016 BMW F800R in Blue/Black
2016 BMW F800GT Prem. In Blue
16 BMW RnineT Aluminum, Weld
2016 BMW K1600GTL Prem. In Black
2016 BMW K1600GT Prem. In White
016 Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent !! WE HAVE ONE!!
2016 Ducati Monster 1200 “R” !! WE HAVE ONE!!
2016 Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 First 400cc we’ve received
2016 Ducati Scrambler Icon in Yellow ; ) Budget Bike ; )
2016 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle
2016 Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro
2016 Ducati Multistrada Enduro in Green
2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring in White
2016 Ducati Monster 1200 S in White
2016 Ducati Diavel Dark Stealth Black
2016 Ducati XDiavel S in Black
2016 Ducati Panigale 959 in Red
2016 Ducati Panigale 1299
2015 Ducati Panigale 1299S
2015 Ducati Street Fighter 848 !!SALE!!
2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring in Red
2017 Triumph Bonneville T-120 in Red/Silver
2016 Triumph Bonneville T-120 Black or in Black/White
2016 Triumph Street Twin in Silver
2016 Triumph Thruxton 1200 “R” in Red or in Silver
2016 Triumph Thruxton 1200 in Green or in White
2016 Triumph Street Triple RX in Black
2016 Triumph Tiger800 XCA in M. Green
2016 Triumph Tiger800 XR in Black LOW or White STD
2016 Triumph Bonneville T-100 Gold/White or in Black
2016 Truimph Rocket III Roadster in Blk with Red Stripes
2015 Truimph Rocket III Roadster in Blk with Red Stripes
2015 Triumph Thunderbird LT in Red/Black
2015 Triumph Bonneville T-100 Black “Last 2015”
2015 Triumph Street Triple R in White or in Matte Black
2015 Triumph Daytona 675R Matte Black
Many more we didn’t have room to list……
2012 BMW K1600GT in Red Prem $16,999
2010 BMW R1200RT Prem in Grey $10,999
2004 BMW R1200C Black $6,499
2002 BMW R1100S in Silver $4,999
1997 BMW F650ST FUNDURO $TBD$
2015 Ducati Multistrada S Touring in White with Luggage $17,499
2015 Ducati Diavel Stealth Black with Body Protection $15,499
2007 Ducati Monster 695 in Black $4,999
2013 Triumph Thunderbird 1600 Blue & Blk $9,999
2013 Triumph Speed Triple in Yellow with lots of goodies $9,499
2009 Kawasaki KLR650 in Black Loaded with Luggage $4,749
2004 Honda VT750 Shadow Aero Burgandy with exhaust and screen $3,499
Also, check our Frontline Eurosports website with huge used inventory and contact Nate for information, http://www.frontlineeurosports.com/
Sold High Priority Units
2016 BMW G650GS Prem./Spoke Rims in Black LAST EVER SOLD
2016 BMW R1200GS Prem Triple Black SOLD
2016 BMW R1200GSA in Blue SOLD
2013 BMW F800GT Prem. In White SOLD
2010 BMW R1200GS LOW in Black SOLD
2016 Ducati Panigale 959 in Red SOLD
2015 Ducati Hypermotard 821 in Black SOLD
2016 Triumph Speed III R in White SOLD
2016 Triumph Speed III S in Black SOLD X2
2015 Triumph Bonneville T-214 Limited Edition SOLD
2015 Triumph Street Triple in Red SOLD
2014 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC 1215 Green SOLD
2013 Triumph Speed Triple R in Black with Rizoma goodies $10,999
And many more not listed…………………
**If you see a unit online you are interested in but can’t get to the store for a while you can always put a deposit on the bike over the phone to ensure the bike will be there for you when you are ready***
Here are the current BMW Incentives on 2015 and 2016 model motorcycles.
We keep a full inventory in stock and if we don’t have what you need then we will find a way to get it special ordered for you. Keep in consideration the fact that if we order a unit it might not get put into our inventory and possession to sell until after the end of the month so BMW Incentives can change.
This incentive applies to Brand New 2016, as well as, 2015 and Prior models, with different terms. You can choose to take the Voucher Incentive or the APR incentive.
We have a special deal going on for our In-Stock Ducati Scramblers.
Free Bell Scrambler helmet with all purchases…limited availability!!! With all Scrambler Purchases until August 31st 2016.
Call for more details….
We also do have one of the few 2016 Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent.
We will be having a Demo Day for our customers the Saturday of the 23rd, July 2016. We will be offering BMW, Triumph, and Ducati (select models) in blocks through-out the day….BMW 09-11:00, Ducati 11:00-13:00, and Triumph 13:00-15:00.
You can sign up for one slot and then sign up for additional spots the day of the event, this gives everyone equal opportunity to sign up and get a ride on our stunning machines.
In order to sign up you will need to contact Brian Jarlenski via email: email@example.com
Or you can contact me and I will forward your info to him, when I can.
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